Akash Kurup | OTTplay
Legendary filmmaker K Balachander would have celebrated his 91st Birthday on July 9 if he hadn’t left for heavenly abode. The director and writer spent more than five decades of his life working in theatre, cinema and television industries. Balachander, who started his career as a teacher and then turned to filmmaking, has made more than 100 films in his career spanning over 50 years.
Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Sridevi, Prakash Raj, Vivek were all introduced to the film industry by K Balachander. His movies are as relevant today as the day they were released because of the social importance these movies had as well as the honest representation of the world he created in his movies. He catered to the needs of large audiences without compromising on artistic integrity. K Balachander's movies had all the ingredients of a typical commercial movie that we expect today - songs, dance, fights, comedy scenes, but this did not mean the movies all followed the same template. He promoted progressive ideas, challenged social conventions and created strong and independent women characters in his movies that are still relevant today.
Remembering this legendary filmmaker and remarkable storyteller, let's take a look at six of his best movies that can be streamed online: